NHL Star Power Index: Clayton Keller continuing stellar season, Mitch Marner registering points at torrid pace

Welcome to the NHL Star Power Index: A weekly gauge of the gamers who are managing considerable buzz around the league. When a gamer is consisted of on this list it might not be an advantage — it implies that they are recording a big quantity of the hockey world’s attention.

These gamers remain in no specific order when it pertains to the quantity of buzz that they’re producing. We’ll review the Star Power Index weekly throughout the routine season.

The Arizona Coyotes might be near the bottom of the NHL standings, however forward Clayton Keller is becoming a star right prior to everybody’s eyes. Keller, 24, presently has a six-game point streak going back to March 5 and has actually tape-recorded 5 points over his last 2 video games. He’s tape-recorded several points in 4 of the 6 video games throughout his current hot streak.

Keller presently leads the Coyotes in objectives (31) and helps (40) through 68 video games. His objective and point overalls have actually currently set brand-new career-highs, and he’s simply 2 helps shy of connecting his career-high because department too.

His most outstanding efficiency of the week was available in Sunday’s 5-4 overtime win over the Minnesota Wild. In that specific contest, Keller scored a set of objectives while dispensing a help to speed the Coyotes.

That consisted of the 19th game-winning objective of Keller’s expert profession and his 4th of the 2022-23 project. In addition, Keller’s helped on Brett Ritchie’s 2nd duration objective which was the 200th help of his profession.

After being chosen with the No. 7 choice in the 2016 NHL Draft, Keller signed up 65 points (23 objectives, 42 helps) in his very first complete NHL season in 2017-18. However, the Coyotes winger tape-recorded 47 or less points in each of the next 3 seasons prior to having a 65-point project a season earlier. The Coyotes star is presently on speed for 86 points (38 objectives, 48 helps) on the season.

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Toronto Maple Leafs winger Mitch Marner has actually left to rather a hot start throughout the month of March. In 7 video games this month, Marner has actually tallied 4 objectives and 8 helps and has actually signed up points in all however among those contests. Most just recently, Marner has actually started a four-game point streak and acquired 9 points throughout those 4 video games.

After publishing a career-high 97 points (35 objectives, 62 helps) last season, Marner has a possibility to set a brand-new profession criteria over the last 15 video games of the 2022-23 season. The Maple Leafs forward is on speed to sign up 105 points (29 objectives, 76 helps) with his 76 helps likewise being a career-high.

Prior to Wednesday’s video game versus the Colorado Avalanche, Marner had actually tape-recorded several points in 3 successive video games. Still, Marner had an effect early on versus the protecting Stanley Cup champs.

That marked the 4th successive video game in which Marner tallied a help. He is amongst the league’s finest when it pertains to acquiring helps on the season. The Maple Leafs star ranks 4th in the league with 62 helps, which lags just Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid (73), Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov (69) and San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson (65).

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Tim Stutzle was the No. 3 choice simply 3 years earlier and is currently revealing his star capacity for the Ottawa Senators. He’s currently had a profession season to the tune of 73 points (34 objectives, 39 helps). The Senators winger has actually signed up 3 objectives over his previous 2 video games, consisting of a two-goal efficiency versus the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday.

With that two-goal proving versus Edmonton, Stutzle made a bit of history too. 

Stutzle ended up being the very first Senators gamer aged 22 years of ages or more youthful to have 7 multi-goal video games in a single season. The Germany native now leads an excellent group that consists of Martin Havlat (6 in 2002-03), Marian Hossa (5 in 1999-2000), Havlat (5 in 2001-02), Alexei Yashin (4 in 1994-95) and Havlat (2001-02). In addition, Stutzle likewise set a brand-new franchise record for objectives (68) in his very first 3 seasons.

Stutzle truly put his goal-scoring capability on complete screen in Tuesday’s 6-3 versus the Oilers.

Stutzle was eclipsed throughout the draft procedure as Alexis Lafreniere and Quinton Byfield went ahead of him at the top of 2020 NHL Draft. However, Stutzle has actually quickly appeared like the most significant star to be taken in the opening round of that draft as he’s acquired 160 points (68 objectives, 92 helps) in less than 3 complete seasons with Ottawa.

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The Carolina Hurricanes looked primed for a deep postseason run throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs a season earlier. Then an injury to goalie Frederik Andersen showed to be a thorn in the side for the group.

After missing out on over 2 months from November to January this season, Andersen is lastly healthy and showcasing his worth to the franchise. He has actually taken pleasure in a strong month of March, creating a 3-2-0 record to accompany a 2.15 goals-against-average and .895 save portion. The 33-year-old keeper hasn’t yielded more than 3 objectives in any of his 5 starts in March.

On Tuesday, Andersen stopped 21 of 24 shots in a 5-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets and made signed up with some really unique business at the same time. Andersen tape-recorded his 259th profession win and now has the sixth-most wins by an NHL goalie in their very first 9 seasons. The Hurricanes netminder just routes New York Rangers legend Henrik Lundqvist (309), previous New Jerseys Devils star Martin Brodeur (268), Detroit Red Wings Hall of Famer Terry Sawchuk (264), Chicago Blackhawks legend Tony Esposito (262), and previous Dallas Stars goaltender Marty Turco (261)

The Hurricanes are definitely going to require Andersen to continue to turn up huge down the stretch.

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